Translation of "water" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun uk /ˈwɔː.tər/ us /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ/

A1 [ U ] a clear liquid, without colour or taste, that falls from the sky as rain and is necessary for animal and plant life

a bottle/drink/glass of water 一瓶/份/杯水
bottled/mineral/tap water 瓶装/矿泉/自来水
hot/cold water 热/冷水
Can I have a drop of water in my whisky, please? 请在我的威士忌里加一点水,好吗?
Is there enough hot water for a bath? 这水洗澡够不够热?
The human body is about 50 percent water. 人体约50%是水。

A2 [ U ] an area of water, such as the sea, a lake, or a swimming pool

The water's warm - are you coming in? 今天的水暖和多了——你来游泳吗?
I don't like getting my head under (= in) water. 我喜欢游泳,但不喜欢把头浸在水里。
Dad, I swam a whole length of the pool under water (= with the whole head and body below the surface of the water)! 爸爸,我潜泳游完了游泳池的一个全程!

[ U ] the level of an area of water

The river is difficult to cross during periods of high water.
waters [ plural ]

the area of sea near to and belonging to a particular country

St Lucia depends on its clean coastal waters for its income. 圣卢西亚岛靠的是它清洁的近海水域,因为它的很大一部分收入都来自渔业和旅游业。

the water contained in a particular lake, river, or part of the sea

In the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, oil rigs attract fish. 在墨西哥湾的浅海水域,石油钻塔吸引了大量的鱼群,当然也吸引了渔民。

UK US water the liquid that surrounds a baby inside a pregnant woman's womb

At 3 a.m. her waters broke, and the baby was born soon after. 凌晨3点,她的羊水破了,婴儿也很快就出生了。
the waters [ plural ]

water from a spring, especially when used in the past for drinking or swimming in, in order to improve the health

People used to come to this city to take (= drink or swim in) the waters. 人们过去常来这座城市享用这里的泉水。
verb uk /ˈwɔː.tər/ us /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ/

B2 [ T ] to pour water on to plants or the soil that they are growing in

I've asked my neighbour to water the plants while I'm away. 我已经请邻居在我不在的时候帮忙给那些植物浇水了。

[ T ] to give an animal water to drink

The horses had been fed and watered. 已经给马喂过饲料饮过水了。

C2 [ I ] If your mouth waters, it produces a lot of saliva, usually because you can see or smell some food that you would like to eat.

The smell of that bread is making my mouth water! 噢,那种面包的香味让我直流口水!

[ I ] When your eyes water, they produce tears but not because you are unhappy.

How do you stop your eyes from watering when you're cutting up onions? 切洋葱时你是如何让眼睛不流泪的呢?

Phrasal verb(s)

suffix uk / -wɔː.tər/ us / -wɑː.t̬ɚ/

used to form adjectives

freshwater fish 淡水鱼
a saltwater lagoon 咸水泻湖

(Translation of “water” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)